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Aviation Fuel Pipeline from Narayanganj to Shahjalal Airport

Mobinur Rahman

Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation& Bangladesh Navy signed a project deal. That will createa fuel storage& distributionhubat the Pitolganj in Narayanganj. An 8 inch diameter & 16 kilometers long pipeline connection will be established from Pitolganj to Shahjalal International Airport.In order to carry fuel for the airplanes more efficiently. The project also plans to establish, 3 aviation fuel storage tanks, pumping jetty, generator offices, and modern SCADA& Telecommunication system for management & security purposes. The estimated project budget is 228.49 crores taka. Only the pipe establishment cost will be 183.33 crores taka. Currently, there is 4.5 lacs metric tons of yearly fuel demands of the Jet A1 planes. Till now, airport authorities had been carrying the fuels from Chittagong in several steps. Hence, everyone is very glad for this initiation, said BPC Public Relations Officer MRM Riaz Rahman.

Translated by: Eshan Maitra

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